Home  | About  | Contact

Clovis Carlson

Born: Wed., Jul. 17, 1957
Died: Fri., May 3, 2019


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: LDS Butte St. Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: LDS Butte St. Chapel

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Clovis Jean Kinney Carlson, age 61, passed away peacefully May 3, 2019.

Clovis was born in Pocatello, Idaho on July 17, 1957. Except for a very short time, she lived her entire life in Pocatello. She was the middle child of Donald Max Kinney and Dorthy Jean Kinney.

Clovis graduated from Pocatello High School in 1978 and loved the people she attended school with. The high school reunions were each eagerly anticipated. She went on to earn her B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Idaho State University. She later earned her EdS., also from ISU. She worked the last twenty or so years for District 25 as a school psychologist. She loved her work, her co-workers, and especially working with youth. As a mother of a special needs child herself, she was able to commiserate with other parents in similar circumstances and usually ease their burdens. Prior to working for District 25, she was employed by the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. She especially loved working with the pre-K children and her fellow employees. They still get together and have lunch. She so looked forward to those events and the time she could share with them. We wish we could personally thank and acknowledge everyone she worked with, she loved them all.

Clovis was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved attending church and especially teaching Sunday school. She loved "her" children and they loved her. The Highland Fifth Ward was like a family to her. The care and love they showed to her will always be remembered.

Clovis was very talented and could do anything! From playing the piano to plumbing and electrical to crocheting—there was nothing she wouldn't tackle. Many babies have been swaddled with her beautiful afghans. Most importantly, Clovis will be remembered for the generosity of spirit, courage, strength, and positive attitude that she shared with everyone she met. Everyone became her lifelong friend!

Clovis is survived by her mother, Dorthy Jean Kinney (Pocatello); husband, Garth Carlson; sons, Jon and Matthew Carlson (Pocatello--the loves of her life); sisters, Cora Ann Bohi (husband), Janet Kron (husband); and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Max Kinney.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at the LDS church, 2300 Butte St. Pocatello, with a viewing for one and half hours prior to the services.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello.



Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Janet Allen
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. If I can do anything for you please let me know.

Penny M Stein
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
I was saddened to learn Clovis had passed. I have fond memories of my time spent with her at Poky and more recently at our High School reunion. Indeed, she was a beautiful person with a caring and thoughtful spirit.

May Clovis's memory be a blessing to her husband, Garth, her kids, her siblings, and to all who knew and loved her.

   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
I am shocked to hear of Clovis' passing! She was a good friend in high school & so fun to be around. May you feel the loving arms of our Heavenly Father & Savior around you during this difficult time.

Patrick Anderson
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
So sad to hear of Clovis's passing. Although never real close friends, we have been classmates and friends since 7th grade at Alameda and then through high school at Poky. Clovis is a dear and wonderful person, always very kind, can't think of anyone who could say any negative thing about her. She was a beautiful, kind and giving person all of her life. I will certainly miss seeing her at class reunions and our annual "reunions" at the big school district meet and greet before the beginning of every school year. I offer my condolences to her family and know memories of Clovis will always be with us.

Kathrene Kin
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by The Joseph Glen Grange Family .

Sending love & prayers for the Carlson Family. Joseph Glen Grange (Garth's uncle), Marcene & Ray Carlton Family, Shyrlene & Randy Baum Family, Veldene Woodcook Family, Kathrene & John Kin, and Vaunene & Scott Thygerson Family

Jeff Strah
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
to a wonderful person of my youth who I remember vividly even later years at family gatherings. She was our neighbor growing up and was still part of our family. A loving sole who gone to prepare the way for those of us to follow.

Copyright © 2019 Colonial Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |